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RATINGS: 817   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
If Green Flash were founded in historical Belgium, Rayon Vert would have been our flagship brew. A bold layering of hops finds balance from traditional malts. Bottle conditioning with fresh ale yeast and Brettanomyces finishes the beer, adding a delightful effervescence, dryness and continuously evolving character. Rayon Vert is Green Flash.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ARH (1093) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2014
12oz bottle poured into an english pint glass. A cheese like funk is noticeable right from the get-go with more subtle notes of stone fruit, resin, and earth. As the beer settles down, although the cheese is still present, a floral and citrus note make themselves apparent. The beer is a cloudy orange-gold (murky by the end of the bottle thanks to conditioning) with a light, pillowy head. The lace is runny, and doesn’t stick. By the finish, the head is a dishwater film atop the beer. The tongue is hit by a medium / medium-high bitterness with a light sweetness to support it. There’s also a hint of cheesy umami in there too. Lots of light, fizzy carbonation help the medium-full bodied beer to maintain an oily texture. The finish is a dry pine, pepper, and citrus peel. The citrus peel becomes more grapefruit-like in the aftertaste, and is accompanied by a chalky quality. Some cheese flavors seem to sneak into the aftertaste as well, which is brief.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerathon (1679) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2014
Strange brew. I get the the Belgian yeast and floral notes, but the funkiness from the Brett takes over. Very thin mouth feel. Astringent/oily. Just okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (15523) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 20, 2014
Bottle 660ml @Beer Hunters. Clear copper/amber color, big cloudy white head. Aroma is funky, some fruityness. Medium-bodied, very active carbonation. Flavor is also somewhat funky, citrus. "American-Belgian" yeast. Nice Orval clone.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner (1977) - Florida, USA - APR 14, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2014 Apparently this beer is being put into retirement by GF, so I wanted to get in a bottle and rating for posterity. One of the most interesting beers they’ve ever done, and in fact a fascinating beer in the entirety of American brewing. It’s not Orval, but it’s a very interesting WC take on Orval, with a nose that is bretty as hell while conveying a lot of herbacious hop character. The flavors are delightfully spicy brett/herb union with a lasting bitterness in the finish. There’s maybe a slight hint of sweet orange peel. Bone dry. Far from my favorite beer, but there are few as distinctive as this one. Every time I try this beer again, it grows in my estimation. Drinking my last bottle (currently, I plan on buying all that sits around Gainesville) and it’s about 2 years of age. Nose bustles with hints of lemon and mint and evergreen. Insane carbonation and a pretty strong bitterness define the palate/taste. Excellent summer drinker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
badhack (483) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 3, 2014
Another winner from Green Flash. First of all this beer is ridiculously carbonated so pour SLOWLY. Nose is belgian yeast, biscuit, malt, toast, pine. Flavor is similar with a bit of tartness, grape, darker bread, a little earthy/spicy hops. Dry. May not be characteristic of this style but it is an outstanding beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
khays (88) - - MAR 30, 2014
Pours a dark straw colour with a lot of head. Smells sweet and earthy, exciting. Decent mouthfeel, really carbonated. A bitter unbalanced taste, which mellows when when cooled to 12.5 degrees C. Although interesting, it is lacking a bit of balance which you can taste a room temp and I would think twice about buying again. Tasted in a glass, poured from a 12 oz bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheMedGeek (1) - - MAR 23, 2014 does not count
Slightly sour taste, more fizz than I expected. Overall good but not great ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2014
Appearance: Clear golden amber with 4 finger thick pillowy ivory/white head. Aroma: Brett, leather, leaves, earthy, musty and spicy. Taste: Medium/high bitterness, low/medium sourness with low sweetness. Palate: Thick grainy texture, light airy body, prickly carbonation, lingering dry, bitter Brett, musty, grapefruit pith, peppery finish. Comments: V.good and glass lace.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Awktoberfest (361) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Wicked good... Like a saison(saison Brett/love buzz ish) really nice Belgian aroma with hops and smooth citrusy taste... Solid belgo pale/ saison ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (14044) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein leicht trübes goldenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch hefig, malzig süß, leicht würzig. Geschmack leicht hefig, fruchtig malzig, Gewürze, blumig.

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